Tri Delta offers pancakes for charity

(Photo by Jack de Morgan) A Tri Delta booth promoting its 25-hour pancake breakfast in the Union.

The sisters of the Tri Delta sorority at the University of Wyoming will be hosting not only a pancake breakfast, not only a 24-four hour pancake breakfast, but a 25-hour pancake breakfast for the Laramie community to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital beginning this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The breakfast coincides with the upcoming Border War football game, and hungry game-goers are most welcome to come get some pancakes before, during and after the game.

In addition to the pancakes, there will be a silent auction of items donated by the community, as well as some activities on the side such as karaoke. Gluten-free pancakes will also be available.

“This year is our tenth annual pancake breakfast, but this our fourth year doing a 24-hour pancake breakfast,” Jacee Johnston, Philanthropy Chair, said.

The annual event will be taking advantage of the daylight-saving time change to push the boundaries of Tri Delta’s already unique event even further.

“We’re the only Tri Delta nationally that does a 24-hour pancake breakfast,” Rainie Evans, Vice President of Administration, said. “Typically the other Tri Deltas only do a couple hours. We actually got an award from St. Jude’s this past summer for being the high-achieving chapter nationally.”

The Tri Delta house will open its doors to host the breakfast in its own dining room. Tickets can be purchased at Tri Delta’s table in the Wyoming Union all week for $5 and at the door for $7. All-day access tickets are also available for $20.

All 91 members of the UW chapter are involved with making the breakfast happen in the week leading up to it and during its 25 hours of operation.

“We all sell tickets leading up to the event and we all work shifts,” Alyssa Strohmeier, Membership Development Chair, said.

Each cent that the breakfast brings in will go directly to St. Jude’s.

“They treat patients from all across the world,” Danielle Pantoya, Internal Philanthropy Chair, said. “All expenses are paid for the patients and the families involved with St. Jude, so St. Jude relies heavily on donors such as Tri Delta.”

UW’s Tri Delta chapter has been in action for 103 years. The Greek letter ‘delta’ has special significance for the sorority, and the traditional three letters are arranged to form a fourth within them to signify the welcoming of new members.

“Delta means change,” Evans said. “Tri Delta as a national organization is just always focused on changing for the better.”



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